Bringing Old Legacy Apps To PHP 7 and Beyond

Sammy Kaye Powers (17.Mar.2017 at 11:00, 50 min)
Talk at Midwest PHP 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Most developers don't get the luxury of working on a greenfield project using a web framework of their choice. Often times we find ourselves inheriting a legacy codebase written years ago for an end-of-life version of PHP and a now-defunct web framework. The initial temptation might be, "I'll just rewrite all this on x framework". But hold on there my framework friend, a rewrite is costly and is rarely the correct answer.

We'll discuss some common pitfalls when getting a legacy codebase ready for PHP 7 and what we can do to make the upgrade path as painless as possible. These incremental changes will keep the business running while improving security, stability and maintainability of the codebase.

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Rating: 4 of 5

17.Mar.2017 at 11:50 by Jeremiah Sandahl (23 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great overview of what's new in PHP.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2017 at 11:54 by Emily Stamey (49 comments) via Web2 LIVE

So much information! Great sharing of tools and details we need to prepare for upgrading to php 7.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2017 at 12:39 by Dani Ames (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great information and very personable.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2017 at 12:40 by Jon Gallup (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Definitely want to migrate to PHP7 a lot more now... :)

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 13:09 by Alex Schwartz (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Wonderful information for bringing apps into PHP 7 - lot of information covered and was wonderfully handled.

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 15:06 by Woody Gilk (25 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Super fun and a great intro to PHP 7. Just needs more shimmy, I mean shim. ;)

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 16:45 by Korvin Szanto (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great coverage and awesome slides as always, Sammy is a great speaker!

Rating: 4 of 5

18.Mar.2017 at 19:11 by Noah Bratzel (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I appreciated all the info about php 7. Also really liked the emphasis on the "refactor loop".

Rating: 4 of 5

20.Mar.2017 at 09:40 by David Lim (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great energy for presentation. You didn't sugar-coat your opinions and address your points candidly.


20.Mar.2017 at 17:49 by Emily Stamey (49 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a great talk about the types of tools you could use and the changes you would need to make to upgrade to PHP 7. Sammy does a great job of bringing skill and humor to his talks. I really learned a lot and enjoyed it!

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